We love all things Marvel, and Iron Man holds a special place in our hearts/arc reactors, but there comes a point where fandom starts to clash with the obscene amounts of money being asked for it.
Samsung announced back in May that they were partnering with Marvel to create a limited run of Galaxy S6 Edges to tie in with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The 1000 phones are all shiny and chrome in the instantly recognisable hotrod red and gold that Tony Stark plates his suits in.
A Chinese bidding site, JD.com, recently had one of these special phones for sale, starting at the RRP of $1 079 (R13 411.81) but the winner of the auction paid $91 000 (R1 131 116,35).
The phone’s serial number is 66 with 6 being the lucky number in Chinese culture, which naturally, had an effect on the bids being offered for it. Also; red and gold are colours of wealth and luxury. What an expensive coincidence.
If you actually want to use it as a phone and not a framed conversational piece, it is the 64GB version, and it comes with a wireless charging dock that looks like an arc reactor, an etching of the grimacing movie version of the Iron Man helmet and a lot of pre-installed wallpapers.
If you want to experience unboxing this silly product we have you covered, and you only need to shell out for the data charges of watching a Youtube video.
Thank Thor that it also comes with a see-through cover so you can keep your “investment” safe while still looking good.